The New York Rangers find themselves in a 0-2 hole to the Los Angeles Kings in the Stanley Cup Finals after a loss in double overtime. The win wasn’t with out drama and consequently without controversy.
As the Kings were mounting a come back, there was a questionable no call that had the Rangers crying foul. Kings defenseman Matt Greene ripped a slap shot towards the net. Teammate Dwight King was in front of the crease and Rangers goaltender Henrik Lundqvist.
The puck hit King and went in goal while the bruising forward fell on top of Lundqvist. By falling on Lundqvist, King essentially interfered with Lundqvist and prevented him from making the play.
“I’m extremely disappointed on that call — or non-call,” Lundqvist said, via ESPN. “I mean, they’ve got to be consistent with that rule. … They score a goal, and I can’t even move. It’s extremely frustrating for them to get life like that. After that, it’s a different game.”
Obviously those in New York weren’t too thrilled about it and the New York Daily News decided to take aim at the incident with a headline that read “Crease of Garbage.” The sub-headline points out that Lundqvist and head coach Alain Vigneault were fuming.